Just because National Signing Day was almost three weeks ago doesn’t mean Ole Miss football recruiting isn’t going full force.
The Ole Miss football recruiting season for 2018 has come and gone. Of course, now there are sights being set on a huge 2019 class. The 2019 Ole Miss football recruiting class is already ranked No.6 in the nation and 3rd in the SEC. The really good news is all recruits so far have Mississippi connections and are currently all in.
Of course, this is huge for Ole Miss head coach Matt Luke as he enters his first season as the full-time head man for the Rebels. After a 6-6 season which ended in an Egg Bowl victory and a top-25 recruiting class the sky is the limit. Matt Luke and his staff could easily end up with a top-5 class at the end of NSD 2019.
To say they are off to a just a good start is an understatement. The Rebels have managed to land the verbals of 8 recruits so far and with all of them having ties to within state it could mean huge dividends for the Rebels. Of course, Matt Luke obviously has the upper hand when it comes to recruiting in the State of Mississippi.
Naturally the 2019 recruiting class is very early and there is a long way to go. However, the Ole Miss staff is working very hard to get the other top recruits focused on becoming Rebels. This brings us to Landshark Day 2019 in Oxford this weekend. It also brings us to a number of very high-profile recruits who made the weekend visit.
Bring On Landshark Day
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So this weekend was an especially huge weekend for football recruiting. Landshark Day drew the visits of a dozen of the top defensive players for the 2019 recruiting class. Of course, with the focus we saw on recruiting for defense in 2018 we are surprised to see these players in the mix.
Among those making the trip to Oxford was Deantre Prince. Prince is a 4-star rated corner-back out of Charleston, Mississippi. According to David Johnson of OMSpirit, Prince named Ole Miss as his leader after his Saturday visit.
Another big time prospect was 4-star line-backer Derick Hall from Gulfport who was quoted as saying his unofficial visit was “amazing”. Hall is 6’5″ and 210 lbs and rated as the No.16 outside linebacker in the nation.
But perhaps the really big visit this weekend was by Horn Lake’s Nakobe Dean. Dean is a 5-star rated linebacker and is everything which is written about him. Of course. he has the talent and to already be a starter on the college level.
Others On Campus
Another player from Horn Lake who was on unofficial visist at Ole Miss was Raydarious Jones. Jones is a 3-star rated cornerback and at 6’2″ and 171 lbs he could easily make the move to a higher rating as he progresses. Jones currently hold offers from Alabama, Auburn, Miss State and LSU besides Ole Miss.
Also on campus Saturday morning were Ashanti Cistrunk and Charles Moore both of Louisville, Mississippi and Jaren Handy of Perry Central. Of course, there were also a number of Ole Miss commits for 2019 who were on hand this weekend. Among those were Tavario Standifer of Tupelo and Tariqious Tisdale out of Northwest Community College.
Saturday Night Special
According to David Johnson of OMSpirit there was apparently a van-load of highly touted Tennessee high school players who made an impromptu stop in Oxford Saturday night. The eight players were in route to unofficial visits at Arkansas today.
- Trey Knox, WR, 6’4 206 lbs, Murfreesboro, TN
- Adonis Otey, CB, 6’0 175 lbs, Murfreesboro, TN
- Joseph Anderson, SDE, 6’4 264 lbs, Murfreesboro, TN
- Woodi Washington, CB, 5’11 175 lbs, Murfreesboro, TN
- Gyasi Mattison, ATH, 6’0 170 lbs, Nashville, TN
- Jackson Hannah, OLB, 6’3 220 lbs, Nashville, TN
- Lance Wilhoite, WR, 6’2.5 180 lbs, Nashville, TN
- Devin Boddie, ATH, 5’11 165 lbs, Memphis, TN
This is great for coach Matt Luke and Ole Miss football recruiting. The next group of recruits for the 2019 class will be searching for that perfect fit when it comes to the college of their choice. Of course, for this many top prospects from neighboring state showing interest in the Ole Miss program it means Luke and his staff are doing a great job.
Naturally, when you consider all this Ole Miss football team has had to endure, things are looking really good for the Rebels moving forward. With football recruiting becoming a 365 day a year job for college coaches we know Matt Luke and his staff will be busy. Of course, OHT will be working hard to bring you the latest recruiting news as it comes available. Stay tuned and Hotty Toddy!